Friends of the National Library of Medicine Meeting

The "Honoring the Legacy of Virginia Saba Through Charting a Path Forward for Standardized Nursing Terminologies in Practice and Research" virtual workshop, links to view the recordings are below. Chapter points for each day have been added to aid navigation.

October 20, 2022

October 21, 2022

Thursday October 20, 2022

Welcome: Glen Campbell, Chair, Friends of the National Library of Medicine

Introduction: Barbara Redman, RN, PhD, MBE, President, Friends of the National Library of Medicine

Keynote: Tribute to Virginia Saba and NLM Role in Terminology Standards; Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Director, National Library of Medicine

Panel 1: Update on the Standard Nursing Languages in Acute Care and Community Health

Moderator: Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI


  • Stephanie Fine, PhD, RN

  • Carme Espinosa i Fresnedo, MSc, BSN

  • Heather Herdman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNI

  • Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

  • Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FNAP, FAAN

  • Avaretta Davis, DNP, MS, MHS, RN-BC

  • Luann Whittenburg, PhD, RN, FAAN

Panel 2: International Panel on Use, Research and Education on SNTs

Moderator: Marisa L. Wilson DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FIAHSI, FAMIA, FAAN


  • Hyeoune-Ae Park, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI – South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan

  • Ulla-Mari Kinnunen, RN, PhD, FIAHSI – Finland

  • Marleen Versteeg & Chantal Zuizewind – The Netherlands

  • Lynn Nagle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCAN – Canada

  • Heimar Marin – South America

  • Maria Mueller Staub, PhD, MNS, EdN, RN, FNI, FEANS – Switzerland

  • Ásta Thoroddsen – International Council of Nursing

Panel 3: Identifying the Disruptive Healthcare Environments Challenging SNTs Moving Forward

Moderator: Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN


  • Gregory Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

  • Rosemary Kennedy, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN

Panel 4: Research on SNTs Quality, Outcomes and Economics

Moderator: Patricia Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI


  • Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN

  • Min-Jeoung Kang PhD, RN

  • Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

  • Karen A. Kehl, PhD, RN, FPCN

  • Kathy Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

  • Melinda Jenkins, PhD, FNP

Friday October 21, 2022

Panel 5: A Case for Interoperability

Moderator: Susan Hull, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FAMIA


  • Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN

  • Sarah DeSilvey, DNP, APRN-C

  • Mariann Yeager, MBA

Panel 6: Nursing Documentation Platforms focusing on Exemplars, Enablers, and Future of Nursing Documentation in the EHR for Nursing Terminologies

Moderator: Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAMIA, FHIMSS, FAAN


  • Cathy Turner, MBA, RN-BC

  • Emily Barey, MSN, RN

  • Liz Harvey, MSN, RN

  • Julie Luengas, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, FHIMSS

  • Nicole Sowers, BS MBA

Panel 7: A Case for SDOH in Standardized Nursing Terminologies

Moderator: Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PHP


  • Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP

  • Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Panel 8: Role of the National Library of Medicine in SNT Tool Repository Now and in the Future

Moderator: Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN


  • Christine Spisla, DNP, RN-USA

  • Cyndalynn Tilley, MS, BSN, RN-BC

  • Shanise Shepherd, MPA

  • Jean Moody Williams, MA

Summary: Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP